Orange, yellow and red: these common foods could play a heroic role in your diet, if eaten regularly.
Every year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with stomach cancer. Worldwide, it’s the fourth most common type of cancer and it can grow slowly over many years, taking its toll over time.
How can you avoid it? Genetic factors can play a role in developing the disease but what you eat also matters. Making good choices can be key.
If you eat cured meats, pickled foods and other highly salty foods regularly, studies have shown that you could be putting yourself at risk.
Thankfully, however, other foods are actually beneficial. As with many nutrition tips, it comes down to eating enough fruits and vegetables.
Citrus and Red
According to the American Cancer Society, citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons can be especially good at protecting your stomach. And this study just released by researchers from the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) shows that eating tomatoes and tomato products can also be a good habit to have.
Exactly how the power of the red fruit helps our body fight off gastric cancer needs further study, but the researchers feel confident that it can play a major role.
“Our results prompt further assessment of the potential use of specific nutrients not only in the cancer prevention setting but also as a supportive strategy along with conventional therapies,” says Prof. Antonio Giordano, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Molecular Medicine, Temple University and Professor of Pathology and Oncology at the University of Siena, Italy.
Time to grab some spaghetti and summer salad and eat up.
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